Lawyers from many of Haynes and Boone, LLP’s offices were included in the 2021 Texas Super Lawyers directory, including some partners who ranked among the top lawyers in their respective practice areas.
Published annually by Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations of lawyers in more than 70 practice areas. Of those nominated, only 5% of the total lawyers in the jurisdiction can be selected for inclusion.
Partners Benjamin Mesches, Stephen Pezanosky, and Mark Trachtenberg, and Lynne Liberato and Nina Cortell were listed among Super Lawyers' Top 100 lawyers in Texas. Cortell, Liberato, and Partner Anne Johnson were also included in the listing of the Top 50 Women Texas Super Lawyers.
The Super Lawyers directory also included Cortell, Mesches, Johnson, and Pezanosky in their listing of the Top 100 lawyers in DFW. Liberato, Trachtenberg, and Partner Kent Rutter were listed among the Top 100 Houston lawyers.
This year marks the 10th year that Partners Russ Emerson, Melissa Goodman, Susan Wetzel, and Kent Rutter have been included in the Super Lawyers listing.
The following partners were selected as Super Lawyers:
Katherine “Kit” Addleman – Criminal Defense: White Collar
David Ammons – Energy and Resources
Jeffrey Becker – Intellectual Property
Charles Beckham Jr. – Bankruptcy: Business
Thad Behrens – Securities Litigation
Stacy Brainin – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Ronald Breaux – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Jeff Civins – Environmental
Bernard “Buddy” Clark Jr. – Energy and Resources
Eli Columbus – Bankruptcy: Business
Nina Cortell – Appellate
Christina Crozier – Appellate
Matthew Deffebach – Employment and Labor
Karen Denney – Employment Litigation: Defense
Russ Emerson – Intellectual Property Litigation
Sakina Rasheed Foster – Banking
Daniel Gold – Securities Litigation
Melissa Goodman - Employment Litigation: Defense
David Harper – Intellectual Property Litigation
Mike Hatchell – Appellate
Patrick Hughes – Bankruptcy: Business
Anne Johnson – Appellate
Lynne Liberato – Appellate
Ernest Martin Jr. – Insurance Coverage
Michael Mazzone – Civil Litigation: Defense
David McCombs – Intellectual Property
Benjamin Mesches – Appellate
Laura O’Donnell – Employment Litigation: Defense
Ian Peck – Bankruptcy: Business
Stephen Pezanosky – Bankruptcy: Business
Timothy Powers – International
Laura Prather – Media/Advertising
Karen Precella – Appellate
Kent Rutter – Appellate
Michelle Scheffler – Business Litigation
Janice Sharry – Securities and Corporate Finance
Mark Trachtenberg – Appellate
Craig Stahl – Energy and Resources
Susan Wetzel – Employee Benefits
Thomas Williams – Business Litigation
Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.